Porsche hasn’t offered the fixed Targa roof option on the ever popular 911 model since 1996 when it got replaced by a sliding glass roof version on the 993 models. Before that, automakers were quivering at the thought of the Department of Transportation banning convertibles so the Targa roof was invented to beat the system. That fear ended up being entirely unwarranted and the Targa top, made popular by the Porsche Targa, started to fade off into the distance. Now, a couple of German magazines are jump-starting the rumor mill with whispers of a fixed roof Porsche Targa comeback for the new generation 911. Could it be so?

The way we see it, the idea of bringing back the real Targa option isn’t very likely in today’s market. More of the concepts that are being brought out tend to have a more modern design and for a major automaker like Porsche to revive a concept that is way past its expiration date seems unlikely. We have a feeling that the current glass plates are here to stay. That being said, if Porsche were to go the vintage route and bring back the Targa option, it would be interesting to see its response. It could be a huge success, or it could leave people shaking their heads like they did when the Cayenne and Panamera first came out.

Either way, we expect to see the first models in the 911 line-up in September. At the point, we’ll get all of our answers as to Porsche’s decision on the matter. Stay tuned!

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  (1211) posted on 07.14.2011

I’ve been very upset on some designers who opted to redesign and bring back the classic look of some cars. Why? Because they cannot think of their own concept.

  (460) posted on 07.13.2011

Its great to discover that there were still people who would love to reinvent and modernized the design. I would love to see the finish product.

  (580) posted on 06.30.2011

I don’t get why they need to modified a vintage car. I believe that classic cars are better to be admired and get inspiration but remodeling them is another story.

  (276) posted on 06.30.2011

hmm. Another sort of collaboration from the old and modern car! I hope that they still use the engine of the 911! And please I want a contemporary styling!

  (441) posted on 06.24.2011

I admired Porsche for adapting the classic designs. Through this concept, kids from the new generation will discover and realize that there were great cars in the past.

  (594) posted on 06.24.2011

Yeah, I think that it was really a good idea by Porsche to bring back some of the old school options that they have. It will certainly delight a lot of folks who have been looking forward to it.

  (528) posted on 06.23.2011

Well, let’s see how this one would turn out. But if you ask me, I am actually in with the Targa option that they would be planning to offer, since I am really missing the vintage look.

  (596) posted on 06.22.2011

Well, we probably need to wait for a few more weeks before they would release the official photos for this one. But from these few images, the car does look very promising.

  (474) posted on 06.22.2011

For me, the Targa is one of the most outstanding model of Porsche even though it looks kind of ozzy and old. It still has the passion of a Porsche.

  (359) posted on 06.21.2011

Wow, that’s definitely one good news. I would say that I am one of the hordes of fans who have been missing the targa style, so it’s really good that they brought it back.

  (331) posted on 06.21.2011

It seems that Porsche have choose a good inspiration from the 1960’s Porsche Targa! The exterior was great though the interior is not that good I don’t like the designed they have made on the center console.

  (539) posted on 06.21.2011

Yeah, I have heard about its comeback and I thought it would be the vintage car form. I like its platform and the modernized designed and as well as the speed performance of this car.

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